Committee of Public Accounts
The Committee of Public Accounts is appointed by
the House of Commons to examine "the accounts showing the
appropriation of the sums granted by Parliament to meet the public
expenditure, and of such other accounts laid before Parliament
as the committee may think fit" (Standing Order No. 148).
Mr Richard Bacon MP (Conservative, South Norfolk)
Mr Ian Davidson MP (Labour, Glasgow Pollok)
Geraint Davies MP (Labour, Croydon Central)
Ms Angela Eagle MP (Labour, Wallasey)
Rt Hon Frank Field MP (Labour, Birkenhead,)
Mr Nick Gibb MP (Conservative, Bognor Regis and
Mr George Howarth MP (Labour, Knowsley North and
Mr Brian Jenkins MP (Labour, Tamworth)
Mr Nigel Jones MP (Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham)
Ms Ruth Kelly MP (Labour, Bolton West)
Mr Edward Leigh MP (Conservative, Gainsborough)
Mr George Osborne MP (Conservative, Tatton)
Mr David Rendel MP (Liberal Democrat, Newbury)
Mr Gerry Steinberg MP (Labour, City of Durham)
Jon Trickett MP (Labour, Hemsworth)
Rt Hon Alan Williams MP (Labour, Swansea
Powers of the Committee of Public Accounts are set
out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No.
148. These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.
The reports and evidence of the Committee
are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House.
All publications of the Committee (including press notices) can
be accessed via internet via
A list of reports of the Committee in Session
2001-02 is at the back of this Report.
All correspondence should be addressed
to The Clerk of the Committee of Public Accounts, Committee Office,
7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general
inquiries is: 020-7219-5708. The Committee's e-mail address is:
In the footnotes of this Report, references
to oral evidence are indicated by 'Q' or 'Qq' followed by the
question number; references to the written evidence are indicated
by the page number as in 'Ev ......'.